Sila is known for its several fresh water springs which have irrigated the region for thousands of years. Sila is located on the borders of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Qatar. The large number of trees represents a sign on the existence of some old water wells that provided life to this spot over the ancient times. Its archaeological position is established in light of the archaeological excavation and after the discovery of arrow blades dating back to 7000 years.
Sila is home to the oldest Ghaf trees in the UAE and the unique plantations spread in the north in the rugged paths away from the main road. The real treasure of this city is the large numbers of birds, including migrating hawks. The city takes the form of a network on both sides of the main road and along the side of its central locations, including the hospital and several banks, stores and restaurants. The wonderful mosque located in the heart of the city is one of the most prominent landmarks in Sila. The mosque spreads an atmosphere of spirituality and it is characterized by its location against a background of turquoise sea, white sandy beaches, and dark green mangroves.
The beautiful Paradise-like shores of Sila represent its best places, where you can watch and take pictures of the migrating hawks and pink ostriches. The fishing port is a perfect spot for taking some artistic shots, especially for the old sailing ships anchoring on the shore and the huge nets manufactured beside the bustle of boats along the dock. To the north of the fishing port along the shore, some of the old Emirati families built wonderful coastal houses to provide a resort for rest and recreation and to enjoy the white sand extending along the quit beaches that are not disturbed except by the passing dolphins.